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A concrete plan

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If a “Construction Business Owner Candidate” list had ever existed, Donald W. Smith would have checked off a long line of boxes: He has always had the entrepreneurial bug. He had shored up project manager and superintendent experience working for several construction companies. He had been running his own concrete work side business since 2008. Smith even had construction in his blood: His father had dabbled in it throughout...

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Meet the parents

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, siblings, family friends – so many people take on the role of parenting. Construction News would like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day” to the men and women who have shaped those in our industry and those who are raising the next generation (some of whom we hope will grow up to work in construction!) –mjm...

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In memoriam - Farzin Pourshahidi

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Farzin Pourshahidi, 55, superintendent at Humphrey & Associates, passed away May 14, 2017. A memorial service was held May 18 at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth, followed by a celebration of his life at Humphrey & Associates’ Fort Worth office. The company also established The Farzin Pourshahidi Memorial Fund in his honor. “The Farzin Award for Mechanical Excellence (F.A.M.E.)” was set up in CEF’s Trust Fund to...

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Into the Blue

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Hundreds of construction industry members turned out for “The Who‘s Who in Building & Construction Showcase” held May 4 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Hosted by the Blue Book Building & Construction Network, the event gives attendees an opportunity to meet and network with industry vendors, scope out the latest trends and learn about projects being built in the Metroplex. –mjm...

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Craw abiding citizens

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mounds of mudbugs were on the menu May 17 at Morrison Supply’s Dallas location. The branch partnered with the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter for its annual “Schmooze and Mingle Networker and Crawfish Boil.” Guests went cray-cray for the crayfish, entered their names for prizes and met with local vendors who were promoting their wares and services in between big bites of ‘bugs. –mjm...

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Run of good luck

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nearly 300 riders roared up to Johnston Products of Dallas for a day of games, music, food, a silent auction and a car and bike show unlike any other! The 14th Annual Poker Run, hosted May 20 by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), benefitted Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Happy Hill Farm. –mjm...

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FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing - Everyone needs water

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It seems like the construction industry is booming. We have been slammed since opening our doors eight years ago....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cedar with style

AUSTIN - Taking time out for a photo with Construction News Austin Editor at Cedar Supply in Kyle, L-R: Jason Sanders, John Gonzales and Carter Smith...

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Creating a winning social media strategy

AUSTIN - Every business looking to achieve success through social media needs to have a well written social media strategy designed to reach their customers and get the desired result. Just as social media channels are not equal in scope, demographics and reach, all social media channels might not be right for your company goals....

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Lightning safety when working outdoors

AUSTIN - Lightning is a dangerous natural force. Annually in the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and over 300 people are struck by lightning. During the past 30 years, about 50 people, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes every year, and many more suffer permanent disabilities....

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